Skills Strengthening Sessions

Skills Strengthening Sessions

After last year’s challenges, we understand that some of our students may need to brush up on some of the skills that are fundamental to learning. Because of this, Lane is hosting a series of Skills Strengthening Sessions to help students grow in some of the areas that our teachers have identified as skills that our learners would benefit from reviewing.

Please see the below list of sessions and chat with your child regarding their interest in registering for these sessions. The registration form is open for any Lane student to register. Responses to the registration form also help us plan for future session offerings.

Register here through May 9th:

Course Offerings

Teach Your Email Who’s Boss (aka YOU!)

This session will focus on techniques to keep students focused and strategies that will help students declutter their folders and In this skill session, you’ll learn how to make your email work for you. Look, we get it. Email is a pain and kids think about it like a formal annoying adult thing. First the bad news…it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, and the chances are you’ll need to use it and be on top of things more and more as you move your way through school and work. Now the good news…with some tips and tricks, you can fine tune your email so that there’s more time for you to ignore it. I’ll help you set up some automatic filters, automatic labeling, multiple inboxes, context-based signatures and some other powerful tricks. This session is open to all students.

  • Dates: Tuesday, May 10
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Location: 134

(Google) Drive to Survive

In this skill workshop, you’ll learn how to take control of your Google Drive. I’ll show you how to sync all of your files to your personal computer, organize folders and files, create Workspaces for common activities, change your view to be something that suits you best, bookmark Drive locations for quick access, star items, add shortcuts to folders shared with you, use the built-in but somewhat hidden version system, learn powerful ways to search and more. This session is open to all students.

  • Dates: Wednesday, May 11
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Rm. 134

Stress Busting

Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress is your body’s response to anything that requires attention or action. Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure. There are different types stress which are listed below:

  • Acute stress.
  • Episodic acute stress.
  • Chronic stress.

Everyone experiences stress to some degree. The way you respond to stress, however, makes a big difference to your overall well-being. We will work on that together to learn effective ways to cope with stress!
This session is open to all students.

  • Date: Thursday, May 12th
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Location: 214

Leading with Logic

– A Guide to Algebraic Comprehension (Or How to Win at Wordle and Other Games!)

In this session, students will review the foundations of proof in Mathematics and how logic can be applied to real-world problems in order to find a solution and make better decisions. We will explore various logical games, personal examples of applied logical decision making, and mathematical problems requiring a logical approach. This session will help students develop skills that can be applied to algebraic situations and improve their understanding and ability to comprehend mathematics. This session is open to all students.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 17th
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Location: 321

Genius Time Management Tips for Lane Students

In this one-hour interactive presentation, students will be provided with relatable and applicable strategies to improve time management skills. The presentation will take students through some important base-line fundamentals (good sleep habits, capacity for self-advocacy, setting) before transitioning into a specific strategy for daily time management practice as a student at Lane Tech. Students will be provided with a powerpoint presentation, handout, and will practice skills. This session is open to all students.

  • Date: Thursday, May 19
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Room 214

Effective Annotation Strategies Crash Course

Do you cringe when assigned annotations in English class? Not sure how to retain the key points of a chapter in a history textbook? Come to an hour-long class to learn effective and efficient skills to improve your comprehension and retention! You will become a more active and engaged reader and actually get through your assignments more quickly and easily! All grades are welcome.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 25 & Thursday, May 26
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Room 214